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Flores opens Fort Stockton office

Sen. Pete Flores held a grand opening for his Fort Stockton district office on Jan. 14. The District 19 covers over 460 miles from Eagle Pass to San Antonio.While the office has been operating for a …

Police chief release 2019 crime stats

The Fort Stockton Police Department responded to thousands of calls for service in 2019 all while operating with 15 officers and a changing of chief of police. The officers work 12 hour shifts …

Council praised for hard work

The Fort Stockton City Council met on Tuesday, Jan. 14 for their bimonthly meeting, and City Manager Frank Rodriguez III took the opportunity to recognize the city council and the mayor for their …

Solution elusive to water tap ban

The Pecos County Commissioners Court met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 to discuss the growing water issues at the 7-D area. Recently the Pecos County Water Improvement District #1 …

Northbound FM 1053 closed Wednesday and Thursday for repairs

PECOS COUNTY: Crew will close northbound lane to make repairs on FM 1053 between FM 1450 and FM 11 on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 15-16. Please slow down. Expect delays. Follow pilot car …
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER: Thanks for local efforts for veterans

I am originally from Fort Stockton, but I left in 1963 to join the Air Force and when I retired after 24 years I settled in Austin! This year I decide to attend the Veterans Day events in Fort …
GUEST COMMENTARY

Can Fort Stockton reclaim its title as the Spring City of Texas?

If you had driven through Fort Stockton in the 1940s or ridden with the Conquistadors claiming lands for the Spanish King in the 1600s, something would have stuck out to you: water. Comanche …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
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